Addenda: October 1656

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Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 12 1685-1688 and Addenda 1653-1687. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1899.

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October 1656

Oct. 10. 1,999. Mark Harrison and Jeffery Dare to [the Commissioners of the Admiralty]. The Admiral is not returned yet. All is quiet, thanks to the industry of the army. We hear of great mortality among the Spaniards who left this Island, and it seems that they are in great straits in Spain too. Our provisions are running short, and our drink wholly expended, but for a little store we bought from a New England ketch. Why this scarcity we know not, but we have been obliged to put the men on half allowance. We cannot get fresh beef in the Island. Signed, Mark Harrison, Jeffery Dare. Enclosed,
1,999. I. Account of stores, number of men and of ships. Jamaica Harbour, Oct. 10, 1656. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. LXIV., Nos. 34, 34I.]